Employees of Bartley Healthcare teamed up on Saturday, September 23 to take part in the Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s in Point Pleasant Beach, an effort aligned with Bartley’s ongoing support and fundraising for Alzheimer’s New Jersey.
The team at Bartley Healthcare takes part in the walk every year to show its support for residents and their families, as well as its dedicated staff of caregivers.
“Events that raise funds and call attention to Alzheimer’s disease are one of the ways we can make a difference in the lives of our residents and their families,” said Laura Hoey, COO of Bartley Healthcare, and one of the team members at the Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s in Point Pleasant Beach.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a term used to describe memory loss and other intellectual disabilities that are serious enough to interfere with a person’s daily life. Alzheimer’s disease, which makes up 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases, causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.
Alzheimer’s disease is progressive, meaning that dementia systems associated with the disease get gradually worse over the course of several years. Memory loss is mild at first, but in late stages of the disease, affected individuals lose the ability to hold a conversation and respond to their environment. Alzheimer’s sufferers typically live an average of eight years after experiencing noticeable symptoms, but survival can span from four to 20 years depending on their age and other health issues.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia, help is available by contacting the Alzheimer’s New Jersey helpline at 888-280-6055. They can provide reliable information, education, referrals and support.
Find out more about Bartley Healthcare’s memory care and dementia services by calling 732-370-4700.
Founded in 1985, Bartley Healthcare has long been recognized as an award winning, quality leader in memory care, skilled nursing, post-acute care, and assisted living. Bartley Healthcare is Joint Commission accredited, with special certification for their Memory Care and Post-Acute Programs. For more information, visit bartleyhealthcare.com.